SEAO2-CDR is a 4-year project to investigate the technical feasibility of ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR), to assess which governance frameworks are needed to bring ocean-based CDR to full scale and to provide policy briefs for a proper implementation.
Uniresearch Role

Uniresearch is the official coordinator of SEAO2-CDR, leading the project on a management level. The scientific coordination is in the hands of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. Uniresearch is supporting the consortium with the day-to-day project management and administration.

Willem van Dorp
Senior Grant Consultant
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SEAO2-CDR will enhance the technical viability of ocean-based CDR by characterising the key system boundaries, processes, material and energy flows of different approaches. It will also develop the social, regulatory, political, economic and ethical frameworks required to facilitate and support OCDR uptake at scale. Finally, it will provide a deep understanding of realistic implementation policies and pathways via an integrated assessment of system-level effects.

Facts & Figures
  • Acronym: SEAO2-CDR
  • Full name: Strategies for the Evaluation and Assessment of Ocean based Carbon Diodixe Removal
  • Start date: 1 June 2023
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Total budget: € 6,976,957
  • EC funding: € 4,443,275
  • EC contract number: 101056756

The project consortium consists of 13 partners from 7 countries.